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Forum: Headdress 27-09-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Guzzman
HMS Warspite Hat

I have my doubts about this tally being genuine. It just doesn't look right and the material it is made from seems very thin. There is also the problem of the missing dot after the name.

During...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 26-09-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Guzzman
HMS Hood ribbon for review

Agreed. It looks fine to me too.

Pete
Forum: Headdress 25-09-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Guzzman
WW1 Royal Navy Hat

And during WW1 what subsequently became the PO's cap badge was worn by CPO's only. PO's only started wearing this as their cap badge in the early-1920s - forget the exact date at the moment. This...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-09-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Guzzman
HMS Amethyst during the Yangtze Incident

My late-father also served in the London during the Yangtze incident. He was just a young Midshipman then.

During her attempt to reach the Amethyst the London received far more damage and many...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 12-08-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Guzzman
Kings crown Officers gilt button with lines

Hi Barry

That's the same backing as found on the fashion buttons here.

As you say having the lined background is probably a way of getting around the laws relating to official insignia.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 12-08-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Guzzman
Kings crown Officers gilt button with lines

Morning Barry

A LOT of these Kings crown/lined buttons turn up in the UK. They are generally dismissed as being fashion items. Can you show an image of the back please? Thanks.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-07-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By Guzzman
Black Submariners Caps

Hi everyone.

Thanks very much for your comments, especially Tony (Sailorbear). I see the introduction of these totally unecessary items of kit is being conducted in the usual shambolic way! But...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 15-07-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By Guzzman
Cap Tally

I was recenly sent a picture by a friend which showed Armed Forces personnel who had been working at the recent Wimbledon tennis championships. The one that caught my eye was a Sikh naval rating...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-07-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Guzzman
British Indian Ocean Territory

These days members of the Royal Military Police (RMP) and the RAF Police can also opt to serve in BIOT alongside their colleagues from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

I attach a selection of...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-06-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By Guzzman
Smile Old Naval badge found detecting

Hi Nozzer

You are correct! I forgot that the badge was re-introduced for wear in 1939 by Class III ratings. But the information I gave was also correct.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-06-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By Guzzman
Old Naval badge found detecting

This is an example of the sun helmet badge worn by ratings. Petty Officers badges were painted red and those worn by junior ratings were painted blue. They were introduced in 1902 and remained in use...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-06-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By Guzzman
Black Submariners Caps

My apologies for suggesting earlier that submariners were to be issued with black CAPS instead of black CAP COVERS.

I received information via stores at Devonport which stated black caps were to...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-06-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By Guzzman
Black Submariners Caps

I stand corrected!

I've just found a Tweet from the Chief of the Defence Staff confirming that officers, senior rates and junior ratings WILL be issued with black cap covers.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-06-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By Guzzman
Black Submariners Caps

Hi Andrew

No, this isn't a removable cover as they will be worn all year round. The ratings caps are the same, with a permanent black top. They are simply using the current design of cap but...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-06-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By Guzzman
Black Submariners Caps

As many of you will know, in July 2021 it was announced that Royal Navy submariners were to wear black caps instead of white.

Apparently, the reasons for this were to reflect their 'unique status'...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 03-06-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Guzzman
White and Gold RN Cap Tally HMS St Vincent

As previously stated the reference to gold wire and rayon refers to the materials used for the lettering and has nothing to do with the colour of the cap ribbon itself. The ribbon was always black....
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-05-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By Guzzman
The Zeebrugge Shield

My son was at TS Orion recently doing a First Aid course. They have a wondeful set-up there and a great location on the River Trent. His unit (TS Indomitable) is at Long Eaton and, although they are...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-05-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By Guzzman
The Zeebrugge Shield

Yes, it's really odd that Sea Cadet Units aren't listed by Unit name - and very frustrating! Apparently many SCUs acquired their name during the Second World War and the names are linked to local...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 12-05-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By Guzzman
The Zeebrugge Shield

I think that there is little doubt that this shield was presented by a Zeebrugge veteran to the Marine Cadet detachment at a Sea Cadet Unit - TS (Training Ship) Hawk. My son is a Sea Cadet at TS...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 25-04-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Guzzman
Odd QVC CPO Cap Badge

Hi Alex

Certainly NEVER been such a thing as a Naval Harbours Department in Britain. Don 't know if there may have been elsewhere in the Commonwealth.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 17-03-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Guzzman
HM Customs & HM Coastguard

Hi Andy

I know of one good site that provides lots of uniform and badge information for HM Waterguard and Customs. Also show lots of Commonwealth badges.

It can be found here: -
...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 11-03-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,375
Posted By Guzzman
Odd RAF button

Hi Alex

RNAS ratings just used normal RN buttons.

Pete
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-02-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By Guzzman
Maybe a Sports Patch

Hi Terry

This is the badge of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

I'm inclined to agree with you. This is probably a tracksuit badge or something similar.

Pete
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 03-01-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Guzzman
Thoughts on This Book

Morning Terry

This book has it's faults but, to be honest, what insignia book doesn't? But I like it and have it in my reference collection. He has actually published two volumes - one on officers...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-12-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Guzzman
Charge CPO Insignia Yes or No

Hi

Firstly, it is not a CCPO badge. Neither is it for a Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2). It is the badge for a Master at Arms - part of the Naval Police.

I attach images of the Master-at-Arms...
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